Acne lesions sometimes due to secondary infection results in painful symptoms. I suggest my patients to use topical antibiotic agents on the affected area to help fight infection. You can try mupirocin
ointments on those lesions.
If you have recurring infected acne, it would be worthwhile to use oral antibiotics
such as doxycycline for couple of months. You should consider it after consulting a dermatologist
Hope this answers your question. Let me know if you need clarifications.